Sport at John McGlashan

Sport and cultural activities are seen as a major part of a student’s life at John McGlashan College.  Sport is encouraged for students in Years 7-13, as are the interhouse haka, singing, athletics, swimming and cross-country events.  Staff try to cater for a wide variety of interests and abilities and encourage both elite performance and enthusiastic involvement.  John McGlashan College has a proud history and strength in both sport and the performing arts.  They are seen as an important part of the College and contribute much to the culture and experience that is John McGlashan College.

All students from Year 9 through to Year 13 are encouraged to take part in at least one summer and one winter sport or activity.  If they choose an activity that runs for the whole year, they should also take part in at least one other activity in either summer or winter.


Sport director: Mr Carruthers

Phone: 021 924 714



It has been a great year for sport at McGlashan

Participation rates of students involved in sport at the college are high.

Posted: Monday November 26, 2018

Swimming Sports

This year's swimming sports had a great feel about them and it looked like the boys enjoyed themselves.

Posted: Tuesday November 6, 2018

Pétanque Otago Secondary School Champs

The JMC Pétanque Club started as just a dream of fame and a badge - and it has now evolved into McGlashan's fastest-growing sport.

Posted: Tuesday November 6, 2018

Sports Round-Up

We have just completed the largest tournament week in McGlashan history. Three rugby and basketball, two hockey, one football and fencing teams attended tournaments throughout the country.

Posted: Sunday September 16, 2018